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US-7,117,849 Direct gaseous fuel injector
A fuel injector. The fuel injector can include a fuel channel configured to receive pressurized gaseous fuel from a fuel rail, and a nozzle in fluid...
US-7,117,847 Vehicle control system
A method is provided for controlling an engine having an intake manifold and an outlet control device coupled to the manifold for controlling flow exiting the...
US-7,117,830 System and method for direct injection of gaseous fuel into internal combustion engine
A method for an engine capable of burning gaseous fuel, the engine also including a combustion chamber, at least one intake valve, and at least one exhaust...
US-7,117,065 Method for modifying a stamping die to compensate for springback
A method for modifying a stamping die to compensate for springback includes the steps of stamping a first part using a base, or pre-existing die set, and...
US-7,116,077 Diagnostic system and method for an electric motor using torque estimates
The present invention can diagnose a potential discrepancy in electrical operating characteristics of a three phase electric motor by generating two independent...
US-7,116,068 Diagnostic system and method for an electric motor using torque estimates
A system and method for diagnosing a potential electrical operating discrepancy in a polyphase electric motor by generating two independent torque estimates...
US-7,115,322 Hem flange
An open hem flange for a vehicle door includes an inner reinforcing panel and an outer panel having a first outer portion and a second inner portion folded about...
US-7,115,069 Electronic adaptive swap-shift control for an automatic transmission for automotive vehicles
A control system and control method for a swap-shift transmission having auxiliary and main gearsets wherein precise synchronization control of ratio changes of...
US-7,115,064 Method for controlling a hybrid vehicle
A method for controlling a wheel drive system of a hybrid electric vehicle when starting a power source. The hybrid electric vehicle includes first and second...
US-7,114,487 Ice-breaking, autozero and frozen throttle plate detection at power-up for electronic motorized throttle
A method is disclosed for ensuring operation of a motorized throttle. The presence of an obstruction, such as ice, is detected inside the motorized throttle. The...
US-7,114,409 Short change gear
The invention provides a change gear, in particular in motor vehicles. This transmission comprises input and output shafts, a drive shaft that is in torque...
US-7,114,325 Control system with a sensor
An improved engine control system using a NOx sensor is disclosed. In one example, the NOx sensor structure and/or signals are modified to improve distance...
US-7,114,324 Method for operating a lean burn engine with an aftertreatment system including nonthermal plasma discharge device
In an exhaust aftertreatment system, which includes a nonthermal plasma discharge device followed by a NOx storage device followed by a precious metal catalyst,...
US-D529,426 Vehicle wheel
US-D529,419 Automobile upper grille
US-7,112,250 Method for forming a joint
A method 10 for forming a relatively stiff and/or a substantially tight joint 10, 30, 46 while concomitantly reducing the likelihood that the applied adhesive 12...
US-7,111,886 Pivoting cage cargo retainer for pick-up trucks
A pivoting cage cargo bed extender is pivotally mounted to the D-pillars of a pick-up truck to be pivotally movable between a forward position and a rearward...
US-7,111,612 Cylinder and valve mode control for an engine with valves that may be deactivated
A method to select cylinder and valve operational modes in an internal combustion engine with valves that may be deactivated. A simplified method to select...
US-7,111,593 Engine control to compensate for fueling dynamics
A method for calculating transient fuel wall wetting characteristics of an operating engine is described. The method accounts for cylinder valve deactivation of...
US-7,111,450 Method for controlling the temperature of an emission control device
A method is disclosed for controlling operation of an engine coupled to an exhaust treatment catalyst. Under predetermined conditions, the method operates an...
US-7,111,420 Snap-in license plate bracket for automotive vehicle
A license plate bracket for an automotive vehicle includes a generally planar body having self-locking axially engageable retention structures extending from a...
US-7,110,904 Control strategy for an internal combustion engine in a hybrid vehicle
A system and method is disclosed for operating an internal combustion engine disposed in a hybrid vehicle, in which engine operation is selected to provide...
US-7,110,870 System and method for detecting roll rate sensor fault
A control system for an automotive vehicle having a vehicle body includes a sensor cluster having a housing oriented within the vehicle body. A roll rate sensor...
US-7,109,856 Wheel lifted and grounded identification for an automotive vehicle
A control system (18) for an automotive vehicle (10) has a first roll condition detector (64A), a second roll condition detector (64B), a third roll condition...
US-7,107,969 Twist-lock fuel injector assembly
A fuel system and associated method include a fuel injector and associated injector cup having an integral device that provides rotational orientation while...
US-7,107,965 Controlling spark of an engine with adjustable intake valve timing
A system and method to control spark timing of an engine wherein the injection timing of the engine is varied relative to a crankshaft position depending on...
US-7,107,956 Vehicle and method for controlling engine start in a vehicle
A vehicle and method are provided that control engine start in the vehicle. The vehicle includes an electric machine operable to provide a starting torque to the...
US-7,107,947 Multi-stroke cylinder operation in an internal combustion engine
A method to control valves during multi-stroke cylinder operation. Valves are controlled to improve emissions and engine torque resolution.
US-7,107,946 Electromechanically actuated valve control for an internal combustion engine
A method is presented to control engine valve selection of an internal combustion engine. Electromechanical valves are selected in a manner to reduce fuel...
US-7,107,866 Single clutch layshaft transmission
A transmission includes an input, a first layshaft, a second layshaft, a first power path for transmitting power between the input and first layshaft and...
US-7,107,135 Auxiliary gearset shift progression command generator for a swap-shift automatic transmission
A target command generator for use in a control system for an automatic transmission having a simple planetary gearset in series with a multiple-ratio gearset,...
US-7,104,617 Independent braking and controllability control method and system for a vehicle with regenerative braking
A strategy is provided using feedback control algorithms to monitor and dynamically modify front and rear braking torque to maintain controllability in a vehicle...
US-7,104,380 Dual area piston for transmission clutch and sequential control therefor
A system for actuating a clutch that alternately driveably connects and disconnects components, includes a clutch having a piston that includes a first apply...
US-7,104,250 Injection spray pattern for direct injection spark ignition engines
A system and method for controlling combustion in a direct injection spark ignition internal combustion engine inject fuel directly into a combustion chamber...
US-7,104,243 Reducing acoustic noise of an engine having electromechanical valves
A system and method for controlling randomly operable valves in an engine is presented. According to the method, valve lift is used to create a Helmholtz...
US-7,104,235 Starting a camless engine from rest
A method and system to start an internal combustion engine from rest is disclosed. The engine has intake and exhaust valves in each cylinder in which actuation...
US-7,104,228 Engine with variable cam timing and control advantageously using humidity sensor
A system and method for utilizing a humidity sensor with an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is described. Specifically, information from the humidity...
US-7,104,045 System and method for removing hydrogen sulfide from an emissions stream
In an apparatus having a combustion engine and an emissions system including a catalytic converter and a metal oxide catalyst disposed downstream of the...
US-7,104,044 Method for reducing the exhaust emissions from an engine system
The invention relates to a method for reducing the exhaust emissions during the cold start of an internal combustion engine (3). According to the method, a...
US-D528,237 Light stick
US-D528,061 Automotive wheel
US-7,103,561 Method of profiling new vehicles and improvements
A method of developing product characteristics for a new automotive vehicle comprising the steps of: generating a plurality of vehicle attributes including usage...
US-7,100,756 Overrunning clutch
A one-way clutch includes a first race having a plurality of pockets, each pocket defining a pivot center, a second race including a plurality of notches, a...
US-7,100,723 Multiple pressure mode operation for hydraulic hybrid vehicle powertrain
A system for a hydraulically driven vehicle includes a pump producing fluid flow at an outlet, pump-motors having variable flow rates for driving the wheels, a...
US-7,100,434 Devices and methods for simulating tire non-uniformity forces for vehicle vibration sensitivity measurements...
The many embodiments of the present invention comprise a device to simulate first order and higher-order tire non-uniformity forces. Some embodiments may...
US-7,100,362 Vehicle and method for operating a vehicle to reduce exhaust emissions
A method for operating a vehicle to reduce exhaust emissions is provided. The vehicle includes an engine, a motor, a battery for operating the motor, and a...
US-D527,697 Vehicle tailgate
US-7,099,842 Electronic commerce credit origination method and system
A credit origination system and method are provided. The inventive method includes the step (22) of receiving an application for credit from a customer to...
US-7,097,885 Method of manufacturing electromagnetic devices using kinetic spray
A method of manufacturing electric machines comprised of geometrically patterned arrays of permanent magnets, soft magnetic materials, and electrical conductors...
US-7,096,683 Vehicle cooling system
An integrated cooling system having two separate evaporator coils is provided. Each evaporator coil has its own shutoff, thereby allowing for individual control...
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